Mid-East make a large range of instruments from around the world from 10th Century Arabic pianos to African drums to Indian harmoniums. This has obviously had an influence on their ukulele designs as they’re some of the most striking around.
Currently, the only ukulele available is a ‘Cumbus ukulele’ (a Turkish instrument and similar to a banjolele). But they made a huge splash at NAMM 2010 with a selection of unusual ukuleles including a baroq-ulele (looking similar to a lute), a balalaika ukulele and a sitar-lele. These are due for release later this year and you can pre-order on their wesite
thejumpingflea plays a few John King arrangements on a Baroq-ulele.